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January 8th, 1992.

January 8th, 1992, was a Wednesday. It was day 8 of 1992. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 5 months and 3 days have passed since January 8th, 1992.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 8th, 1992?

  • Eric Clapton releases the song "Tears in Heaven".
  • George H. W. Bush falls violently ill at a televised state dinner in Japan.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 8th, 1992.

  • United States: Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Play the top hits from 1992.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1992. Take a trip back to the days of Whitney Houston, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boyz II Men and SNAP!

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hook" was at the top of the box office on January 8th, 1992.

Take me back to January 8th, 1992!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 8th, 1992 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned.

In America, the song Black Or White by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Hook is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s are still popular. Colored tights, denim overalls, leotards, flannel shirts and shoulder pads are all fashionable at the moment. A civil war is currently taking place in the African country of Rwanda.

In Europe, the Soviet Union has officially come to an end. Russia has renamed itself as the Russian Federation. Mikhail Gorbachev has resigned from his position as the president of the Soviet Union and the Supreme Soviet body has met for the last time to formally dissolve the union. It's 1992, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Kris Kross, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Right Said Fred, Snap! and Nirvana. US President George H. W. Bush has fallen ill during a televised state dinner in Japan. Footage shows him vomiting into the lap of Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and fainting.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "One Foot in the Grave", "Blossom" and "Baywatch". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battletoads", "Sonic the Hedgehog", "Streets of Rage" and "Super Castlevania IV". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Danger Mouse", "Count Duckula" and "Noozles".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Sylvanian Families, Micro Machines and Polly Pocket.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 8th, 1992.

  • George H. W. Bush vomiting incident.

    George H. W. Bush vomiting incident.

    On January 8th, 1992, US President George H. W. Bush vomited and fainted during a banquet hosted in Japan. Initially, the media wondered whether his fainting was linked to a minor heart ailment that Bush had been previously diagnosed with.

  • 1992 in music.

    1992 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1992 included Kris Kross, Vanessa Williams, U2, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Madonna, The Black Crowes and Sir Mix-a-Lot.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1992?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1992?

    In 1992, the best NBA players were Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Chris Mullin, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Tim Hardaway, John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Kevin Willis, Brad Daugherty, Mark Price and Kevin Johnson.

  • 1992 in movies.

    1992 in movies.

    Movies released in 1992 included Aladdin, The Bodyguard, Home Alone 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Batman Returns, A Few Good Men, Sister Act, Wayne's World, Alien 3, Bram Stoker's Dracula, White Men Can't Jump and The Mighty Ducks.

  • Best football players in 1992.

    Best football players in 1992.

    In 1992, the best soccer players would have been Marco van Basten, Hristo Stoichkov, Dennis Bergkamp, Thomas Hässler, Peter Schmeichel, Brian Laudrup, Michael Laudrup, Ronald Koeman, Stéphane Chapuisat, Frank Rijkaard and Enzo Scifo.

  • Unforgiven.

    Unforgiven.

    The Western film "Unforgiven" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1992.

  • Bill Clinton.

    Bill Clinton.

    Bill Clinton was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1992. This was after he defeated incumbent President George H. W. Bush.

  • Eric Clapton - "Tears in Heaven"

    Eric Clapton - "Tears in Heaven"

    "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton won a Grammy for 1992's Song of the Year.

  • The Super Nintendo.

    The Super Nintendo.

    In August of 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves. In the first half of the 1990s, the Super Nintendo and the Sega Saturn were the dominant video game consoles.

  • Slap bracelets are a thing.

    Slap bracelets are a thing.

    During the fall of 1990, slap bracelets became the latest fad. The bracelets, which were originally sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap", came in various different designs and colors.

  • Early 1990s Fashion.

    Early 1990s Fashion.

    Early 1990s fashion saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 29 years, 5 months and 3 days have passed since January 8th, 1992.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 1992.
  • Leap Year: 1992 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 8th, 1992, will be 29 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1992 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 694828800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 8th, 1992.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 8th, 1992, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1992 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 8th, 1992 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Baywatch - Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Home Improvement - Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
  • Darkwing Duck - Cartoon.
  • Rugrats - Animated TV series about a group of toddlers.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show - Animated cartoon series.
  • Dinosaurs - TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
  • Clarissa Explains It All - Nickelodeon TV series.
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - A series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
  • Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
  • One Foot in the Grave - British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Kid's TV shows on January 8th, 1992.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1992.

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Home Improvement
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Taz-Mania
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Dinosaurs
  • Clarissa Explains It All
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Rosie and Jim
  • Blossom
  • The Simpsons
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Noozles
  • Roseanne
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Count Duckula
  • The Wonder Years
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Fireman Sam
  • Full House
  • Adventures of the Little Koala
  • Married... with Children
  • Pingu
  • Growing Pains
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • Danger Mouse
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Popular toys and games in 1992.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1992.

  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • The Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Civilization - A strategy game that was created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley.
  • Super Castlevania IV - Platform game released for the SNES.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - The third installment in the series. Released on the SNES.
  • F-16 Combat Pilot - F-16 fighter flight simulator.
  • Streets of Rage - A side-scrolling beat-em-up game that was released on the Sega.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - A platform video game that was released for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Battletoads - Platform video game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1992.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 8th, 1998 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of January.

Weather on January 8th, 1992.

Historical weather information for January 8th, 1992.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 26.5 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 8th, 1992.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 8th, 1992.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 8th, 1992 was most likely conceived around the 31st of March, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8th, 1992 is close to the 17th of October, 1992.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 8th, 1992.

  • A total of 10,748 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,535 weeks have passed.
  • 928,623,600 seconds have passed since the January 8th, 1992.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,083,394,200 times.
  • Since January 8th, 1992, the earth has travelled approximately 479,169,777,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 154,770,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,861,630 steps. That's about 35,494 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,143,483 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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